Stem

4.7
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78 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Contemporary Italian
TAKE-AWAY ONLY
Pickup and Delivery* available


*$5 flat fee within 5km
What 78 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Erica
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service. Beautifully presented food. Extensive wine list.

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DBSA
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive friendly service, great wine list and good food

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Hewi
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening at Stem. Food, wine, service all fantastic.

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited Stem for a family dinner on the weekend (it was my Mum's birthday that week and my younger sister's birthday the week before). It was fairly busy on the Saturday night but the booths and acoustics still allowed for casual conversation and music without the place seeming too loud.

The staff were excellent, very friendly and accommodating. We were allowed to taste a couple of wines before selecting a bottle and our orders were attended to quickly.

The food was brought out in stages not long after - we tried a couple of pizzas and a number of different share plates because everything sounded so good! The charred broccoli with chilli jam and the Osso Bucco gnocchi were definitely favourites.

Overall the dinner was fantastic - my Mum said it was the best restaurant she had ever been to. I had been to Stem once before for a special occasion and our experience last weekend solidified the fact that I will most definitely be visiting again.

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AlexanderS
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

While service and food was the usual very good it Is strange and inconsistent with that quality that you think that it can all be enjoyed on an outside table given the noise emanating from is it the jam factory? A few days after all I can still remember is the unbearable noise, not the good food. Will not go again. You need to find out when those extreme noise levels are expected from the jam factory and not take outside bookings at that time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dining night out while visiting Adelaide for festival season.

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HelenM
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent wine choices, delicious food, friendly helpful staff

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CarolineF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and wine, excellent service and setting, highly recommend. The duck and mushroom ragu was fantastic!

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

To be honest, it was great and I will be going again.

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James
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious tasting food from a varied menu, perfect portion sizes, great value for money and a wicked decor. Bit of luxury, but not pretentious. Amazing drinks and wine list too. A must visit if in central Adelaide for the evening!

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ScottT
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I wanted to celebrate a milestone in our relationship. We’ve been to all of the top restaurants in Adelaide before, but none of them were what we wanted. A friend on mine suggested Stem and it was perfect. The service was immaculate, the wine selection was subtle and enjoyable, the atmosphere was vibrant and most importantly the food was succulent, delicious and the best part of the evening. I believe Stem is the it restaurant of Adelaide. Try it for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

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Dennis
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with really good service. Glad we have something like this in Adelaide

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Rose
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere! Will definitely be back.

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DBSA
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food, excellent wine list, and attentive service

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TheresaH
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, one of the best places to eat in the West End

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AlisonR
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice setting, excellent for and great service

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ceresplans
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, service. A gem in the west end.

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RickS
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service was FANTASTIC! We will be back.

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Nicky
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful. A great night, great food, great atmosphere.

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Mizcal
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The fit out and atmosphere is great, and the menu options looked amazing but unfortunately the food just lacked a bit of flavour. It promises to be a high end food experience from the outside but we were just left a little disappointed. Hopefully they up the food game a little bit because it's a great looking place

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vipChiefchicken
London
47 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a really good time. Arrived a little early and the only place to have a drink while waiting was the (cellar temperature!) cellar room. Interesting, but not comfortable! Great decor and really nice food indeed. Modern, chic and excellent service and good value. Very good wine list - you can buy any wine from their cellar to go with the meal.

Would heartily recommend. Don't be put off by the sleazy street it is located in!

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SharleneV
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drink and especially great service 10/10

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ChristinaL
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious pizza and good service. We ate late into the night and were attended frequently, our waitress gave good recommendations as well. We really enjoyed the night.

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Dorrie
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Visit #4. Great food every time and staff have just the right level of service.
Menu varies without losing heart favourites like the pumpkin.
Portion sizes just right. And Daosa on wine list. Yes!

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MichelleL
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

a lovely place to dine- good food and friendly service in a relaxed setting- I would recommend Stem to anyone

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DeanneB
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Stem was recommended to me by family members who love the food scene - my friend and I will be back as we couldn't fault any of the experience - have other dishes to explore - will highly recommend to all age groups except very young children - there are pizza's on the menu for the older kids ! loved it - thank you.

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Molly
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

I had heard good things so my expectations were high. We went in the early seating and there were only 3 tables for the most part. we sat down and ordered cocktails as well as wine. There were at least five staff and so after 15 mins I asked about our cocktails. The wine arrived for the boys I asked again where our cocktails were? After 30 mins and 3 different staff chasing our cocktails our entrees arrived and still no drinks. The place was nearly empty - no excuse for no drinks. This was not a good start!!! When cocktails arrived I immediately ordered another. Then after another 30 mins waiting I cancelled!! It ws not busy at all just hopeless bar staff. On a good note the sommelier was fabulous as was the wine room. Good place just not for cocktails

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CorieT
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely space. Great food - the kingfish was a bit spesh. Attentive service without being OTT. Wine room is a nice part of the experience. Will come again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing decor, amazing waitress. My only complaint was our flat white coffees...lukewarm and weak.

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RobynR
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, wonderful ambience, creative menu. Will definitely be back. Thank you.

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mars
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful space, with good ambiance. We loved the sense of privacy and not being surrounded by other noisy tables unlike so many other restaurants in Adelaide. Lovely staff, attentive but not imposing. Great food.

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SusanP
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply flawless experience. Will definitely return

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ashjayrob
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great wines, great staff, great atmosphere. Can’t fault!

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SharonE
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous food and service. Highly recommended! Waiter was wonderful and knowledgeable about what was on offer. Additionally he knew the amendments to the menu for our sitting.

Fabulously yummy food and top quality wine. Just wonderful.

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DanT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my fist time at Stem and I was really happy with everything! Food was fantastic with a great range, the fitout is really nice and stylish, staff were very attentive and friendly. It was a really nice dining experience without over the top prices.I will be returning very soon and would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it all

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Lovely fit out, although space doesn’t seem to have been used that well - lots of empty space and not so many inside tables.

We arrived on time for our 8pm booking, table wasn’t ready. We were invited for drinks at the bar table, were told it would only be a 10 minute wait for our table, but in reality it was 30 minutes. I understand things don’t always run on time and that’s fine, but I would prefer to he told honestly than 10 minutes for a 30 minute wait.

The service was perfectly friendly, but nobody seemed particularly confident with what they were doing and it was all a bit chaotic. I’ll chalk that up to new restaurant growing pains and new/young staff.

The food, overall, was VERY, VERY average for the price. They were out of one of the few starters, and the alternate we were suggested was just slices of cured meat with a few drops of oil on a plate. No bread, pickles, accompaniments what so ever (nor was this suggested to us during ordering, which we would’ve been happy to pay for). Once we received the dish we asked for bread, which was delivered 5 or so minutes later and was so hard it was near inedible. The Broccoli dish was very tasty.

The mains then proceeded to take an unreasonable amount of time, and when they arrived were underwhelming. The chicken was on the cold side and really quite bland. The duck ragu was quite tasty, albeit nothing special.

The cellar wine list is laid out a little strange, but there were some decent choices there. The wine prices, though, borderline on ridiculous.

Overall - friendly staff who were apologetic for our average experience along the way, but the food just doesn’t cut it, and there was no feeling of generosity at any time - something expected in Adelaide for the price they’re charging.

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Kimiko
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our overall experience was very good, food enjoyable and venue was lovely; however, not overly enthusiastic with setting times if one wants to enjoy a leisurely dining experience. We were a little late to our 6:30pm dinner reservation and therefore had no time for dessert as there was a second sitting at 8:30pm.

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JohnR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Second time at a Stem. Great food and environment. Staff very accommodating and friendly.

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Dorrie
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked table for four to catch up with friends. The noise level was great for conversation across table and the wait staff service was timely and discreet.
The menu was interesting without being overly complex. The food flavors relied on good quality produce and skilled preparation.
Staff organised food delivery to support our desire to share plates. Wine list was varied, with good by the glass options.
Dessert did not disappoint.

FAQs

Stem offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (08) 7077 3039.

Stem is rated 4.7 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.